"The King" as written by and Richard Archer....
In this town, I used to be the king here,
Now I don't mean a thing here, Where did it all go wrong?

I look around, and no one knows my face here,
I feel so out of place here, Where did it all go wrong?

I say your name, And I wonder where you are now,
I hope you're doing fine, Well I hope that you found love
I hope that you found love

I've been thinking of you, every waking hour,
Staring at the wall, trying to find the nerve to call
Catch your photo and I wonder, Are you still on this number?
But In my heart I know, You changed that number long ago
Once I was The King

We said goodbye, You begged me not to leave you,
I didn't want to leave you, but you know I had to go...

I said look for me, when the spring sun shines on the street,
Where we'd meet and plan our future, But I never made it home

I turn around, head on over to your street yeah,
Just in case you might still be there, but now they've pulled it down
Now they've pulled it down

I've been thinking of you, every waking hour,
Staring at the wall, trying to find the nerve to call
Catch your photo and I wonder, Are you still on this number?
But In my heart I know, You changed that number long ago,
Nowhere is home, and I feel old,
My clothes are worn, My heart is cold,
With you I was The King,
But with you my heart would sing,
But now my story's done,
Now I'm no one
But once I was The King


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"The King" as written by Richard Archer

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    General CommentRichard Archer (The lead singer) said that parts of this album are autobiographical.

    He left Staines for a better life somewhere else thinking that he was getting nowhere in the dead-end town. The band that he was in turned out to be going nowhere and after his life crumbled and the death of his father, Richard returned to Staines. I feel the whole album is about this as well as Can't Get Along from the first album.

    THE KING: He returns to Staines, tries to find his old girlfriend and fails. Staines used to be his home, his kingdom, he was known there, but now he's just Richard.
    limoon December 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOops, Can't Get Along is on this album. just adds to the story.
    limoon December 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure he's saying "look at your photo..."

    Catch your photo means nothing and listening carefully (and very loud) I can hear an L.
    limoon December 30, 2007   Link

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